Kean University is actively monitoring the rapidly evolving situation with the coronavirus, known as COVID-19, for the health and safety of our community. This website will be continually updated to provide the latest resources and news to Kean students, faculty and staff.
You can find the following information by topic:
If you are a student or have knowledge of a student who is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, is currently being tested or has been tested for COVID-19, you are asked to fill out this Student Reporting Tool. All reports will be kept confidential.
If you are an employee who is experiencing symptoms, is currently being tested or has been tested for COVID-19, you are asked to contact Yrelys Tapanes in the Office of Human Resources at (908) 737-3313 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The New Jersey Department of Health has also established a 24-hour telephone hotline for residents who have concerns or questions: (800) 222-1222.
The coronavirus, or COVID-19, is a respiratory illness outbreak occurring around the world. It can cause severe disease. COVID-19 can spread from person to person in close contact, within about six feet. Older adults and people with underlying health conditions may be at increased risk. Symptoms of the illness include fever, cough and shortness of breath and may appear 2-14 days after exposure.
The Kean community is reminded that the best way to avoid getting sick is to:
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains 60-95 percent alcohol.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Wash your hands after using any communal touch screens.
- Cover your nose/mouth when sneezing or coughing.
- Dispose of tissues immediately
- Everyone should wear a cloth face cover when they have to go out in public, for example to the grocery store or to pick up other necessities.
- Continue to keep about 6 feet between yourself and others. The cloth face cover is not a substitute for social distancing.
- If you have not received your flu vaccine, it is not too late although supplies may be limited.
Most importantly, if you are sick or experiencing symptoms of a respiratory illness, stay home to reduce the risk of spreading the illness to others and call ahead before visiting any medical facilities. If you live on campus, contact your resident assistant for assistance.
Kean University is conducting remote education at all campuses in accordance with the governor’s executive order. Although COVID-19 is disrupting our lives and method of instruction, it will not change the mission of this institution to deliver a world-class education to our students.
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Applying for CARES Act Grants
Kean University received funds through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to provide emergency grants to students whose educational expenses were impacted by the coronavirus public health emergency.
Kean University will award one-time grants to eligible applicants. To qualify:
- You must have been enrolled as a Kean student in good academic standing on March 13, 2020, the day the national emergency was declared in the U.S.; and
- You must have experienced a financial hardship(s) during the Spring 2020 semester due to the COVID-19 global pandemic and its devastating impact on the economy and the health of U.S. residents, including the required immediate change to remote delivery of higher education services; and
- You must have successfully completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2019-2020 and/or 2020-2021 school year. (Students must meet the basic eligibility requirements to receive Federal Student Aid. If you haven’t already, complete the FAFSA for the 2019-2020 and/or 2020-2021 school year.)
Based on guidance from the U.S. Department of Education, the following students are ineligible for these emergency grants:
- International and undocumented (DACA) students are not considered eligible as they are noncitizens under the basic requirements for Federal Student Aid.
- Kean Online students who were exclusively enrolled in an online program in Spring 2020.
To apply, Kean students must log into KeanWISE and complete the online CARES Act Emergency Relief Grant Application, located under the Financial Aid Self Service link. Applicants will receive their notice of eligibility within seven (7) business days of applying. Eligible applicants will receive additional information on viewing their award and receiving the funds.
Award amounts will vary, based on each student’s unique circumstances. Kean is committed to distributing the CARES Act funds it has received expeditiously to as many eligible students in need as possible.
The deadline to apply for the CARES Act Grant for Spring 2020 is June 30, 2020. However, applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis and may be exhausted before June 30. Students may only submit one application.
The University continues to provide support for all residents who are unable to return home or have special permission from the Office of Residential Student Services to remain living on the Union campus. University staff also continue to support students at all of our campuses.
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Kean University is excited to welcome the newest class of Kean Cougars and is providing all services - from campus tours to accepting deposits - virtually during this time. Prospective students can also learn more about the University through virtual Admissions events.
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Kean University’s temporary telecommuting policy permits all employees who can work from home to do so during this COVID-19 response period. Employees also have access to a number health and wellness benefits.
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